Robotic compliance unit / collision sensor
Active Contact Flange
The Active Contact Flange represents an innovative combination of highly sensitive sensor and actor elements, which can be employed between tools and handling systems, and in processing machinery. As a result of the Active Contact Flange, for the first time automatic, touch-sensitive surface processing is possible in combination with lightning fast and targeted force regulation. The precision and reaction speeds of standard load cells are exceeded several times over. Pneumatic elements provide immediate and independent compensation for fluctuations in contact pressure of up to a maximum of 500N without the need to wait for a reaction from the superordinated control. Moreover, the special mechanical design of the Active Contact Flange minimizes the risk of workpiece damage due to tool collisions in a highly effective manner. Even in the case of sudden disruptive influences, the system reacts at great speed and gives way.
In combination, these capabilities allow the safe and favourably priced automation of activities, which to date could only be automated following major investments.